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Eight Nights of Latkes!


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It’s time to be adventurous. I’m serving up eight NEW latke recipes for each night of Chanukah!

Cheddar and Potato Latkes
Night #1 – Cheddar and Potato Latkes – Mashing the potatoes first gives these savory latkes an amazing fluffy texture. The addition of cheddar cheese goes beautifully with the spiced applesauce for a latke that will surely be one of your new favorites.

Potato and Parsnip Latkes
Night #2 – Potato and Parsnip Latkes – Traditional potato latkes get an extra hint of earthiness with the addition of parsnips and thyme. If you have a food processor, try using the shredding attachment to cut down on prep time.

Zucchini Latkes
Night #3 – Zucchini Latkes – This healthier latke doesn’t use any potato at all but instead uses tasty vegetables and a great mix of Cajun spices.

Carrot and Apple Latkes
Night #4 – Carrot and Apple Latkes – Carrots, apples and ginger are combined in this unique take on a latke for a slightly sweet twist.

Night #5 – South of the Border Latkes with Black Bean Topping – Spicy, hearty, and cheesy, these latkes are absolutely delicious packed with protein, carbs and veggies – it’s like a meal in one.

Night #6 – Steakhouse Latkes – Don’t worry this recipe is pareve but the name is inspired by the spinach and potato style sides commonly offered in steakhouses alongside, well, a steak!
Night #7 – Samosa Latkes – This recipe is from my new cookbook: Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes, From the Bride Who Knew Nothing. Use russet potatoes, they are the best for baking! The addition of curry powder, peas and the chutney is what gives this latke an Indian flavor.

Night #8 – Baked Sweet Potato Latkes with Gingered Sour Cream – To satisfy any sweet tooth, these delicious latkes are baked, not fried, so they’re a lot healthier. Paired with an easy to make gingered sour cream, they are a delicious treat! (you can always just fry them up if you must!)

And, for the people in your life who are purists (Zaydie comes to mind), here are a couple of traditional potato latke recipes, including my Zaydie’s tried and true classic best ever potato latke recipe: Latkes, Crispy Potato Latkes, Mashed Potato Pancakes.

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




One Response to Eight Nights of Latkes!

  1. I love the sound of some of these, especially the zucchini latkes with Cajun seasoning. I think I’d have a rebellion on my hands if I departed from tradition, but I might try it just one night! Thanks for the great ideas!

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